I have over 15 years of teaching experience on my resume. Sometimes I think it may look like I have too much. I'm wondering if I should drop my first teaching job from 1999-2004? It's a solid 5 years but I'm concerned that around here (semi-rural, cash strapped districts) it just makes me look expensive. I swear at my final round interview last year the Superintendent took one look at the resume and was like "nope, too costly". Also, maybe makes me look like a flight risk because of 3 different jobs at this point.